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Hasty Retreat: Terrorists on the Run as Syrian Army Advances in Aleppo

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Syrian troops and popular defense forces (NDF), on Thursday, regained control over the town of Bluzah in the country’s northwestern Aleppo province, Iran’s Fars news agency reported on Thursday.

The victory by the army and popular forces came after fierce clashes with the terrorists over the town which is located south of Safira in Aleppo province.

Syrian army forces also inflicted heavy losses on the militants destroying their weapons and ammunition around a scientific research center west of Aleppo city.

Inside the city, an army unit destroyed the positions of al-Nusra Front and other terrorist organizations in Bani Zaid neighborhood, the agency reported.

During the operations in Jeb al-Safa village and al-Bab city in the northeastern countryside of the province, the Syrian Army destroyed a number of machinegun-equipped vehicles used by the terrorists, a military source said on Thursday.

During the past week, the Syrian Armed and allied militia forces have been making steady gains in the northwestern parts of the country, driving the militant groups back from more territories in the region.

Syrian fighter jets also have been targeting the militant groups' positions in Aleppo province in recent days.

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